Pakistan Cricket found itself in a confused state after what transpired very recently. Not long ago, England cancelled the tour due to security and mental health issues. Meanwhile, New Zealand also took a similar route as they also cancelled the tour owing to a security threat.
New Zealand called off the tour just hours before the ODI opener was slated to be held in Rawalpindi on September 17, due to a security threat. Just days later, the England team opted out of the tour citing the mental and physical well-being of players.
With two teams cancelling their respective tours, Pakistan Cricket Board suffered massive setbacks consecutively. It’s because of the same, it had an unfavourable effect on the PCB and Pakistan ministers and officials of the board started the same old blame game now.
They are now unnecessarily dragged India’s name into this. Some of the Pakistan ministers and former cricketers started highlighting India’s name in their statements. In fact, they allegedly blamed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the cancellation of their tours.
BCCI official lashes out at PCB
To this, a senior BCCI official, on the condition of anonymity told IANS that Pakistan has an old habit of dragging India’s name in all their news without any proof. “We wish Ramiz Raja good luck…Pakistan cricket reaches new heights under him. We want to clear one thing that the BCCI has no role in the cancellation of England and New Zealand tours to Pakistan.”
“We don’t have time for all this…And also, I don’t know why some ex-Pakistan players are cursing the IPL (Indian Premier League) for no reason? I read somewhere that Raja said that the Aussie players have even changed their DNA for the sake of the money they make by playing in the IPL. He accused Aussies of playing happily against India without their usual aggressive approach.
“Now from where the IPL came here? What kind of frustration is that? We understand that you are feeling bad but there is no need to drag India everywhere,” the official added.